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2016

Apple Watch Sport, Beats Solo2 get special treatment for Chinese New Year

Tuesday January 05, 2016

Apple on Monday announced that consumers in mainland China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Taiwan, and Singapore will be able to get their hands on special limited editions of the Apple Watch Sport and updated Beats Solo2 headphones designed to celebrate Chinese New Year.

T-Mobile's Binge On throttling all video to 1.5Mbps, regardless of source, EFF says

Tuesday January 05, 2016

For Binge On users, T-Mobile is indeed throttling all video -- despite the carrier's statements to the contrary, according to a report by the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Kanye West slams Apple partner Nike, pimps Kim Kardashian's Kimoji app in 'Facts' diss track

Tuesday January 05, 2016

The 2016 edition of producer-turned-rapper-turned-designer Kanye West's annual New Year's Eve drop took the form of a diss track aimed squarely at longtime Apple partner Nike, while Yeezus also seized the opportunity to promote his wife's Kimoji app that he claims "shut down the App Store."

Apple again rumored to drop 3.5mm headphone jack from 'iPhone 7' for Lightning, Bluetooth

Tuesday January 05, 2016

Rumblings out of East Asia again suggest Apple will ditch the industry standard 3.5mm headphone jack in favor of a Bluetooth wireless/Lightning audio solution, potentially forcing customers invested in the stalwart format to purchase new gear.

Apple on verge of major retail push into Latin America, first stores to open in Mexico City

Tuesday January 05, 2016

Apple is preparing an aggressive brick-and-mortar retail expansion into Latin America that will see new Apple Stores open across Mexico and eventually South America, to be led by two massive outlets -- one a flagship -- in Mexico City, according to a source familiar with the matter.

Alarm.com's Apple TV app lets users stream HD security video, pan and tilt cameras with Siri Remote

Monday January 04, 2016

At CES Unveiled on Monday, smart home solutions provider Alarm.com launched a new Apple TV app that allows users to monitor and interact with live HD video feeds from Alarm.com-compatible cameras directly on their television.

Hunter debuts first HomeKit-connected ceiling fans

Monday January 04, 2016

Adding to the blitz of CES announcements building on the success of Apple's product ecosystem, Hunter Fan Company on Monday revealed two Wi-Fi enabled ceiling fans with smartphone connectivity support, including Apple's internet of things HomeKit protocol.

Apple to reveal iPhone 6s sales in fiscal Q1 2016 earnings call on Jan. 26

Monday January 04, 2016

Apple will reveal its quarterly financial results for the first fiscal quarter of 2016 on Jan. 26, the company said on Monday, an important three-month period that accounts for new iPhone performance and holiday sales.

Lawsuit alleges Apple feigned partnership with Valencell to glean key Apple Watch heart rate sensor tech

Monday January 04, 2016

Apple is being accused of soliciting critical information from biometrics firm Valencell, received prototypes and feigned interest in a partnership before ultimately implementing unauthorized patented tech in the Apple Watch heart rate sensor.

Honeywell debuts Lyric Round thermostat for HomeKit, Polar ships iPhone-compatible Balance smartscale

Monday January 04, 2016

Honeywell on Monday announced a new HomeKit-ready thermostat, the Lyric Round, while Polar launched an iPhone-connected weight scale, the Balance.

DJI launches Phantom 3 4K, bringing ultra high res video to $999 model

Monday January 04, 2016

DJI on Monday launched the Phantom 3 4K, its first drone below the Phantom 3 Professional to support shooting at 4K resolution.

Apple's CarPlay coming to some Dodge, Chrysler & Jeep vehicles later this year

Monday January 04, 2016

Fiat Chrysler on Monday revealed that a select group of Dodge, Chrysler, and Jeep models rolling out this year will support Apple CarPlay, as well as Google's Android Auto.

Apple investor fears about China & iPhone 6s are 'overblown,' FBR says

Monday January 04, 2016

As shares of Apple continue to hover just above $100, investment firm FBR stood by the iPhone maker on Monday, saying that the overly negative sentiment on Wall Street is not justified.

Samsung warns it will have a tough year in 2016

Monday January 04, 2016

While a cadre of Apple watchers have predicted doom for the iPhone maker this year, Samsung has actually warned that it faces stronger than predicted competition this year and that it expects 2016 to be a particularly difficult business environment. That's due in large part to fierce competition and reduced business from its number one competitor and supplier: Apple.

Griffin preps MagSafe-like USB-C power adapter, Acer & Lenovo unveil USB-C monitors

Monday January 04, 2016

On Monday, a trio of companies announced new gear suited to the USB-C port on the 12-inch Retina MacBook. Griffin revealed a MagSafe-like power adapter, while Acer and Lenovo teased compatible monitors.

Apple pushes iOS 9.2.1 beta 2 to developers

Monday January 04, 2016

Apple on Monday released the second beta version of iOS 9.2.1, giving registered developers another look at the next iteration of the mobile operating system for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Toyota chooses Ford over Apple, will eschew CarPlay in favor of SmartDeviceLink

Monday January 04, 2016

Future Toyota models will offer in-dash infotainment systems compatible with Ford's SmartDeviceLink system rather than Apple's CarPlay, the Japanese automaker announced on Monday.

Windows 10 now on more than 200 million devices, Microsoft says

Monday January 04, 2016

A little over five months since its official release date, Windows 10 is now installed on over 200 million devices worldwide, Microsoft said in a Monday announcement.

Apple continues expansion in second-tier Chinese cities with new Shenyang store

Monday January 04, 2016

Chinese consumers in the country's frigid northeastern region will soon have another Apple Store to visit, as the company is set to open its second location in Shenyang on Saturday.

Wi-Fi Alliance vets 802.11ah 'HaLow' standard with almost double current range

Monday January 04, 2016

A new Wi-Fi standard -- officially dubbed 802.11ah "HaLow" by the Wi-Fi Alliance -- could potentially improve the practicality of home automation platforms, including Apple's HomeKit.